Genre: R&B / Soul

Country of Origin: United States (USA)

Shamir Bailey, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native (think the desert, not the strip), has a verve for life that makes him almost impossible to categorize. As a young musician, he moves in and out of soul, r&b, house, disco, rap, and pop – in the tradition of artists like Prince, Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Madonna. His debut album ‘Ratchet’ came out on XL Recordings earlier in the year and it’s an ecstatic dance-pop record that also has some dust and age to it, sparkling all the while. Rated Best New Music by Pitchfork, amongst much other praise, it’s represented best by irresistible single ‘On The Regular’.